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Walking : Our Can-Do, Must-Do Exercise

                                                                            Photo by Vlada Karpovich    “Walking is man’s best medicine,” said Hippocrates ((460-370 BC) centuries ago. He was known as the ‘Father of Medicine.’ “Walking is the best possible exercise," said U.S. President Thomas Jefferson over two hundred years ago. “Just walk for half an hour every day, or at least for 5 days a week,” says my current physician. Walking – The Anytime, Anywhere, Anyone Exercise: Almost anyone can do it - The mantra for good health and a long life it is said is to avoid a sedentary lifestyle. Walking regularly is the antidote to a sedentary lifestyle. It can be practiced by people across age groups. Teenagers can do it to knock off some pounds. A middle-aged person can fit a half hour of working into their schedule at work or on the way to work. What about us seniors? Yes, those of us who can, should take a brisk walk regularly. Walking is an exercise that is available